Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SAML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAML over the 6 months to 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 179 213
Rank change year-on-year -21 +34 -7
Contract jobs citing SAML 8 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.38% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 1.24% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 10
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -20.00%
10th Percentile £368 £356 £310
90th Percentile £463 £455 £615
England median daily rate £535 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +11.46% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £38.00

SAML is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,032 1,693 2,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.69% 30.87% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,374 1,126 1,372
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +1.33%
10th Percentile £290 £274 £270
90th Percentile £538 £500 £519
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 57 60
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +12.91%
10th Percentile £12.83 £18.78 £17.26
90th Percentile £61.91 £50.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.13 £38.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.61% +8.57%

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SAML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SAML in the North West

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAML in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAML in the North West

SAML
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -19 5 £413 - 3
Cheshire -13 2 - -
Merseyside +6 1 £390 +4.00%
SAML
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SAML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SAML.

1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) OAuth
2 4 (50.00%) SIEM
3 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (37.50%) PKI
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) McAfee
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) LDAP
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) MySQL
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) MSI
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (25.00%) JSON
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (25.00%) Migration

SAML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Confluence
1 2 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) HipChat
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
1 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) MSI
2 1 (12.50%) JDeveloper
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) OAuth
2 3 (37.50%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) Anaconda
3 2 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (25.00%) LDAP
3 2 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) J2EE
4 1 (12.50%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) iPhone
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) SIEM
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Behavioural Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Case Management
3 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Application Discovery
4 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Privileged Access Management
4 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CEH
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (25.00%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) McAfee
2 2 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (25.00%) Cloudera
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Infoblox
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (25.00%) Splunk
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Clearswift
3 1 (12.50%) IronPort
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft